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  1. As a matter of interest are there any parts of the sccm install process you have not been able to powershell? I ask as around this time last year I was in a position of knowing I needed to rebuild my entire domain as we were going through a company rename but didnt yet have the new name. Ended up building a few dozen domain environments through powershell+powercli (vmware environment) including a lot of the sccm stuff so that once i did have the name+domain name i was ready to get going pretty quickly. I accept I am no powershell expert but as it took me a long time to put together i
  2. Thank you Garett, really appreciated to have someone just double check things. All of the servers will be/are VMs - microsoft licensing in schools at least in Uk, is incredibly cheap - physical tin is where we struggle a little more. A SAN upgrade will not happen for a while yet but it does ok. Our current/old sccm environment is all on a single VM so I am used to the relatively slow performance - still, it is ok for us - even then I think a ram uprade here would make a significant difference. Again, thank you for the time you have taken to reply.
  3. Good morning, Having read some conflicting info recently I am hoping someone can please sanity check my SCCM deployment plans... I have been using SCCM 2012 (/R2) since more or less release, thanks to windows-noob guides and we are now heavily reliant on it as a platform for OSD, SUS and application deployment. I am at a school of approx 900 devices and 1600 users in the process of migrating computers, groups, users and mailboxes to a new domain along with a few other schools that form an academy trust. Existing SCCM 2012 environment is a single site, single distribution point,
  4. Thank you, that is really dissapointing though . Any recommendations on the practice of updating applications? is supercedence THE way to do it? And, if so, is it necessary to all software versions within SCCM?
  5. I would personally use group policy preferences for individual file/folder deletions rather than SCCM. I don't think the %USERNAME% variable is going to help you?
  6. Good morning, I would appreciate if someone could advise on a couple of questions, please - I have been searching for a while. One of the applications I am deploying has several parts to it and I am trying to understand how best to manage this applications deployment. The application is Promethean ActiveInspire and as part of the installation there are the following MSIs that need to be installed; ActivDriver x64.msi, ActivDriver x86.msi, ActivInspire.msi, ActivInspireCoreRes.msi, ActivInspireHelp.msi and ActivInspireHWRRes.msi So, is it necessary to Create Application for eac
  7. Thanks for the reply Brian, Yes, single DP So the backup/restore doesn't care that it is being restored back to a server with a different name - and with different paths?
  8. Good morning, Been a while since I was on this forum! Working in a large academy, part of a larger trust, we will shortly need to ensure our server names conform with our academy trust naming scheme. I am not looking to just rename our existing SCCM2012 server as I'm sure it would either a) flat out be not supported or break a ton of things and be forever troubleshooting it forever after. So, I am wondering if anyone could please advise on any best practices, caveats, gotchas etc for creating a new SCCM server in the same site code and migrating everything across? Our current
  9. Sorry I have been slow to reply; Are you sure that you have followed the instructions completely? Things to check; [in dhcp\server options] Tick option 067 and enter the name of the bootfile, in ghosts case, its "boot\ghost.ldr". More on this later. did you restart dhcp? ghost.dsk and ghost.ldr are both in the [path to ghost]\boot folder? When you merged the .reg file you definitely had the right path to your ghost directory? Please confirm by checking HKLM\System\Current Control Set\Services\TFTPD\Parameters does the path here point to your ghost folder? I'm assuming the RIS option sho
  10. Hi Georgeg, I was doing something similar at my previous employment, could you enable logging on the tftpd and post that here? If that particular tftpd doesn't have logging, if you could please try a different tftpd I have skimmed through the edugeek article, is it supposed to begin ghosting? Or is it just expected to boot up in to the ghost client and wait for you to connect to a session?
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